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Instinct by Nature's Variety Grain-Free Venison Formula Canned Cat Food

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Instinct by Nature’s Variety Grain-Free Venison Formula Canned Cat Food is formulated like your cat’s ancestral diet — high in protein and free of grain and gluten. Each recipe is thoughtfully balanced with wholesome foods your pet would eat in nature, like real meat or poultry and healthy vegetables and fruits. In addition to providing great tasting, quality nutrition, Instinct Canned Cat Food can be rotated with other Instinct grain-free diets to give your cat variety at the food bowl. Feed ancestrally — give pets the nourishment and energy to achieve a healthy, happy life.

Key Benefits

  • Made with 95% meat protein and liver to mirror your cat’s ancestral diet.
  • Contains 5% vegetables for wholesome ingredients that are a natural source of vitamins and minerals.
  • Includes healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat.
  • Grain-free and gluten free for complete and balanced nutrition even cats with food sensitivities can enjoy.
  • Free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, corn, soy and potato.

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  • Item Number
    49563
  • Weight
    4.8 pounds
  • Food Texture
    Pate
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Venison, Pork Liver, Water, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Peas, Carrots, Lecithin, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, Salt, Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley

Caloric Content

1,320 kcal/kg, 124 kcal/3 oz can, 228 kcal/5.5 oz can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 11.0% min
Crude Fat 6.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 78.0% max
Calcium 0.3.0% min
Phosphorus 0.2% min
Vitamin E 20 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid 30 mg/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 1.0% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.2% min

Feeding Instructions

ADULT: Feed 1 can per 6-8 lb of body weight per day.

KITTEN: Feed up to twice the adult amount per day.

GESTATION & LACTATION: Feed up to three times the normal adult amount per day.

Refrigerate unused portion.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 to 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.

Visit the Instinct Pet Food website for more specific feeding recommendations and information on how to easily combine different forms of food.

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Instinct is thoughtfully crafted to match your pet's instinctive diet with high protein levels and no grains or gluten. Each blend contains nutrient-dense, highly digestible ingredients like real meat or poultry plus fruits and vegetables for a pure, biologically appropriate diet. Dry formulas feature a freeze-dried raw coating to help your cat thrive.

Food that Follows Nature's Lead
Transforming the Lives of Pets

Transforming the Lives of Pets

Nature's Variety Instinct believes that everything we feed our pets should be real, whole, pure and as close to its natural state as possible. They are on a mission to transform the lives of pets and make it possible for more people to feed their own pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw.

Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw in Every Recipe

Instinct is on a mission to transform the lives of pets through the pure, real nutrition of raw. Their belief in the power of raw inspires every food they make. Instinct has carefully crafted their foods to provide easy ways to incorporate raw into your pet's diet.

Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw in Every Recipe

Real Food for Real Nutrition

PURE ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCES

Instinct believes protein should primarily come from pure animal sources. Animal protein provides all the essential amino acids, which vegetable protein alone can't provide.

FREE FROM FILLERS

Instinct never uses fillers like grain, gluten, corn, wheat and soy, because they think every ingredient should have a specific nutritional and functional purpose.

REAL BENEFITS

Real meats, whole fruits and vegetables and turmeric are a few of the ingredients Instinct uses to provide naturally derived nutrients and enzymes for overall wellness.

The Mindful Choices Instinct Makes

Every Instinct recipe shows the careful, deliberate approach they take in crafting their food. They use only real ingredients, and you'll never find artificial colors, flavors or preservatives or fillers like corn, wheat or soy.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Well-balanced food source that contains fiber, vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene.

CHICKEN EGGS

CHICKEN EGGS

Provide a complete amino acid profile, including essential nutrients for optimal health.

TAPIOCA

TAPIOCA

An all-natural hypoallergenic starch that is highly digestible, grain-free and gluten-free.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Helps maintain the proper balance of acid and alkaline throughout the body.

About Nature's Variety

Nature's Variety is an independent pet food company based in St. Louis, Missouri with manufacturing operations in Lincoln, Nebraska. They believe the best nutrition comes from healthy, natural ingredients. Nature's Variety makes a variety of premium, wholesome, natural foods to keep pets healthy and happy. The company produces pet food through two brands - Instinct, the leader in raw pet food; and Prairie, a balanced holistic line of food.

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About Nature's Variety

Instinct is sharing the pure, real nutrition of raw by providing over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats in all Best Friends Adoption Centers nationwide. This includes their sanctuary in Kanab, UT as well as shelters in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and New York. Together, Instinct and Best Friends Animal Society can transform - and save - the lives of pets.

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  • A High Quality Product

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    Instinct canned foods are a high quality product. My cat is poultry sensitive and I feed the poultry free products that Instinct offers.

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  • Lost 1/2 lb on Nature's Variety & Blue Buffalo!

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    95% meat protein not vegetable protein is the diet for my carnivore. The Rabbit formula is best liked by Thomas. It is good pate with some juices in it but not mushy. Just the opening of a can fets his attention. We've tried venison, turkey, chicken, lamb & fish. The Rabbit formula is the best received. We'll try duck next, then beef. I feed Tom the Nature's Variety 95% meat protein meals and Blue Buffalo Wilderness kibble. Over the Winter, he trimmed 1/2 lb and is down fro 20.5 lbs on that junk filled Hill's Science Diet to 19.3. He will be 18 something by this Summer. He's 30" long and a large frame cat to begin with.

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  • My cats prefer rabbit

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    It's rather dense & somewhat dry for being wet food. My cats pick at it and my one cat's vomiting issue has resumed with this protein choice. I will be switching back to the rabbit protein. They love it & no vomiting from that protein.

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  • The canned venison flavor is too firm.

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    My senior cat needs a limited ingredient diet due to a health condition. I tried giving her the canned venison formula of Nature's Variety Instinct but it is not a true pate...too hard/firm. Then I ordered the duck formula (small cans are in smooth pate form) and she loves it. She really looks forward to Nature's Variety Instinct Grain free Duck formula canned cat food. I like that it does not contain carrageenan either...good product.

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  • Not Well-Liked by cats

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    Out of 3 cats, only 1 readily eats this food. I will continue buying it for him, since he has IBS and this is one of the rare canned meats that causes no diarrhea. One of the other cats will eat it only if really hungry and the 3rd won't touch it. It's very solid and dry so I add warm water to it. It seems very fatty. I also think Nature's Variety charges too much for this venison.

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  • High quality canned food

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    My cats really enjoy the venison flavor Nature's variety canned cat food. It is pretty smelly but I think that is one of the reasons why they like it! I usually give them canned food once a day in order to mix medicines into and this one works really well for that

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  • Didn't like venison

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    All 3 cats wouldn't eat it.they love all the other flavors.wpildnt eat it when mixed with other things as well

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  • Typically like Instinct but...

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    My cats and I both typically like Instinct but I'm just not sure about this one - and I don't know if it's this particular formula or if NV is making changes, anyway - I have only used 2 cans so far - but I immediately notice a big lack of consistency. The first can I opened was definitely pate (but had this weird white stuff congealed at the top - I'm assuming fat, but was under impression venison is a lean meat?) and when spooning out the texture was VERY grainy - it literally felt like there was sand mixed in the with food. Can #2 was REALLY soupy/saucy more like a "stew" cat food and had TONS of peas and HUGE pieces of carrot. I will be very disappointed if NV is making big changes to their My cats and I both typically like Instinct but I'm just not sure about this one - and I don't know if it's this particular formula or if NV is making changes, anyway - I have only used 2 cans so far - but I immediately notice a big lack of consistency. The first can I opened was definitely pate (but had this weird white stuff congealed at the top - I'm assuming fat, but was under impression venison is a lean meat?) and when spooning out the texture was VERY grainy - it literally felt like there was sand mixed in the with food. Can #2 was REALLY soupy/saucy more like a "stew" cat food and had TONS of peas and HUGE pieces of carrot. I will be very disappointed if NV is making big changes to their foods .... … more

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  • Good food!

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    My cats loves this food. His fur is nice and shines.

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  • Great product but...

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    Great product but cats didn't gobble it down. Old kitties and picky these days. They ate it but not real excited like fish (which isn't always the best for them)

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